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International Space Station End-of-Life Probabilistic Risk AssessmentAlthough there are ongoing efforts to extend the ISS life cycle through 2028, the International Space Station (ISS) end-of-life (EOL) cycle is currently scheduled for 2020. The EOL for the ISS will require de-orbiting the ISS. This will be the largest manmade object ever to be de-orbited, therefore safely de-orbiting the station will be a very complex problem. This process is being planned by NASA and its international partners. Numerous factors will need to be considered to accomplish this such as target corridors, orbits, altitude, drag, maneuvering capabilities, debris mapping etc. The ISS EOL Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) will play a part in this process by estimating the reliability of the hardware supplying the maneuvering capabilities. The PRA will model the probability of failure of the systems supplying and controlling the thrust needed to aid in the de-orbit maneuvering.
Document ID
20140004798
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Duncan, Gary (ARES Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
May 6, 2014
Publication Date
January 1, 2014
Subject Category
Space Transportation and Safety
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-30995
Meeting Information
International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference(Honolulu, HI)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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